About Julie Massana

Julie graduated from Central Methodist University with a degree in Marketing and Advertising and is completing her MBA with Park University. Julie lives in Kansas City with her husband and daughter. In her spare time, she runs for fun, an avid coffee drinker, and Netflix enthusiast.

Let’s Talk About LinkedIn

Within the last century, job searching and career development methods have undergone a full transformation. It used to be, back in the day, that if a person needed to apply or find a job they would have to visit the company/store/organization and complete a paper form job application. When you need to network, you would [...]

By | November 21st, 2017|Career, Work + Life|

Survival Guide to Group Projects

Fall Break is right around the corner, but as you approach the end of this week, a million different mid-term assignments block you and your freedom. If you are like me, you might be a part of a group project or three. It happens every semester. You may already be completing the work given to [...]

By | October 5th, 2017|Work + Life|

Post-Interview Protocol

Congratulations! You had the job interview. So, what's next? Now that you have completed the interview round of job searching, you will dive into the waiting period. Although the waiting period may take the longest time, there are a variety of ways you can stay productive. One of the questions often asked is, "What should [...]

By | September 7th, 2017|Work + Life|

Congratulations Graduate! Now What?

Now that you are graduating you are at the beginning of a brand new journey. What does it mean to be a graduate of Park University? How does it feel to finally earn the degree you have worked so hard for? This is a milestone worth celebrating. In time you learn that completing one milestone [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|Work + Life|

Keeping Up In A Competitive Job Market

So you've earned your degree and landed your first job or are currently job searching. Now what? I hate to break it to you but the job market is tough and jobs are often times not forever. Placing all your eggs in one basket, so to speak, is no longer a viable route to take [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Find Your Strengths and Weaknesses, Then Own It

What did you say you wanted to be when you grew up?  As for me, I dreamt of being a flight attendant. The idea of traveling and meeting people around the world and experiencing new adventures was exciting. Fast-forward to now, as a Career Counselor, I know that the flight attendant path simply wasn't for [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|Work + Life|

Job Searching: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

By now, you may have an idea of how strenuous job searching can be. You'll spend hours and hours online looking and applying while occasionally feeling defeated. And once you do find that perfect position, you fit the majority of the qualifications, submit all application materials, etc. the waiting period begins and your patience ends. [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|Career, Work + Life|

How to Survive and Thrive as a First-Generation College Student

I am the first one in my immediate family to attend a 4-year college and graduate. In high school, my parents encouraged my siblings and me to get our diplomas and follow our dreams no matter what they were. However, college was a concept not particularly discussed in our household, so it came to no [...]

By | December 8th, 2016|Work + Life|

Wacky Interview Questions And How to respond

It's easy to prepare for "normal" interview questions like "tell us about a time when..." or "what are some of your strengths and weaknesses." But every now and then, you might get a wacky question thrown your way and it's important to prepare for those too. When asking a weird question, a hiring manager is [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|Work + Life|


Welcome to college – where the ride may not always be smooth sailing but the adventure is one you will remember for the rest of your life. As a Career Counselor, I believe in promoting the importance of career planning and how this impacts the transition from student to  professional. You, as a student, play [...]

By | October 5th, 2016|Career, Work + Life|